Miller Barondess Defeats Copyright Claim Against Mötley Crüe

Miller Barondess Defeats Copyright Claim Against Mötley Crüe

On July 3, 2014, Judge Edmond E. Chang of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois dismissed plaintiff Ron Toma’s copyright complaint against the band Mötley Crüe for the lack of personal jurisdiction. Toma’s complaint stemmed from the band’s use of the famous “Belt Buckle Image” – the cover art of […]

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Miller Barondess Wins on Summary Judgment on Behalf of the County of Los Angeles

Miller Barondess Wins on Summary Judgment on Behalf of the County of Los Angeles

We recently obtained summary judgment in favor of the County of Los Angeles and the individual Board of Supervisors in a high-profile taxpayer lawsuit that received extensive media coverage.  The lawsuit alleged that the County’s top elected officials wasted millions of taxpayer dollars and violated the Brown Act in connection with the County’s budgeting process.  The plaintiff’s […]

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Miller Barondess Wins Trial Victory for Bank

Miller Barondess Wins Trial Victory for Bank

After more than three years of litigation, a large bank with over $50 billion in assets obtained a defense judgment in its favor.  A California Superior Court Judge held the bank was not liable for fraudulent inducement following a two-week bench trial. The plaintiffs alleged that, in September 2008, the bank fraudulently induced them to […]

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Brian Procel Receives the Hon. Benjamin Aranda III Outstanding Public Service Award

Brian Procel Receives the Hon. Benjamin Aranda III Outstanding Public Service Award

LACBA Will Install 2013-14 President Patricia Egan Daehnke on June 27 Evening includes presentation of Shattuck-Price Award to Gerald L. Chaleff. Patricia Egan Daehnke will be installed as LACBA’s 2013-14 president on June 27 during a dinner program at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in downtown Los Angeles. In addition to recognizing outgoing and incoming LACBA officers and trustees, the event […]

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